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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 4, No. 1, December 1978 - January 1979
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Date December 1978 - January 1979
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Transcript A CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA From the Class Factory, Inc. Give your friend a class (or take one yourself). Choose from classes like: Art tour, jogging, cycling, tennis, racquetball, disco dance, 35mm photography, modern dance, assertiveness, decision making, wine- making, camping, canoeing, sketching, investing, macrame, ground school, divorce, C & W dance, foreign films, theater tour, rollerskating, guitar, songwriting, taking charge, buying a home, jobs, wilderness survival, massage, and more. Over 80 classes to choose from. Classes start January 10. Call 721-2230 for a FREE catalog. Prices start at $3. Gift certificates available. ,.:•'" PAPERBACK SWAP N' SHOP Tired of paying high prices for neyv books? Try our swap plan for used paperbacks! Marie B. Stinson Owner 1109 Pine Drive • Dickinson, TX 77539 • 534-3370 Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jenny Crumbaugh Manager John Crumbaugh Manager 158 East Main • Clute, TX 77531 • 265-7992 Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Closed Tuesday Lillian Graves Manager 3215 Center Street • Deer Park, TX 77356 • 4764070 Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ■ Closed Tuesday "Growth must be chosen again and again; Fear must be overcome again and again." The Women's Success Development Center is offering workshops to assist women in increasing their effectiveness as well as their satisfactions. The workshops are designed to aid the individual in working through her own problems, establishing and implementing her own goals, and making her own decisions. Each workshop lasts 6 weeks and is limited to 12 participants. The following are the days and times each workshop meets: Survival Skills and Techniques Monday, January 8, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 12, 10-noon Separated or Divorced: Women in Transition Monday, January 8, 10-noon Monday, January 8, 6-8 p.m. Female Sexuality Tuesday, January 9, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 10-noon Thursday, January 11, 6-8 p.m. 50 Years and Growing Wednesday, January 10, 6-8 p.m. Pre-registration begins Monday, December 18. Please call or write for our brochure, or for further information. Women's Success Development Center 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 415 Houston, Texas 77027 (713) 840-9207 Francine Friend, Director Give yourself a present this holiday and have a peaceful New Year. 'there oughta be a law9 by Judith Richards and Barbara Karkabi Harris County Representatives and Senators are preparing for the 66th legislative session, which begins in January, 1979. Some have prefiled a number of bills already; many are in the process of defining their legislative priorities. Prefiling is designed to streamline the workflow at the beginning of the session. One administrative aide describes the process like this: "We research an issue, draft a certain proposal, send it to the legislative council.They put it in proper wording according to how the law has to be changed to achieve a certain end and mail it back. Then we redraft it, send it back to them and it's prefiled." Although elected officials' legislative priorities are often determined to some extent by knowledge gained in committees and on special commissions, the legislators reaffirmed the importance of hearing from their constituents. Rep. Bill Blythe, for instance, cited an example in which one call made a difference. "Last session, one call from a lady resulted in a law. I thought about the point she'd made, decided she was right, introduced a bill, and it got passed into law." Rep. Chase Untermeyer's office put it this way: "In general, 75 percent of our bills come from the concerns voiced by our constituents. People are calling up and coming by constantly. We want feedback on what voters are interested in and worried about." The District 79 newsletter solicits public opinion and involvement: "Harris County Delegation meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 8:45 am in the Speaker's Committee Room of the State Capitol. Any individual or organization interested in presenting their views on legislation concerning local issues in Houston and Harris County should contact Ron Waters. Next time you think 'there oughta be a law,' give us a call." Breakthrough contacted the offices of all the Harris County delegations to the Texas House and Senate. Response to the informal survey was good. An outline of Texas legislators' current interests follows: House District 17 Rep. Ed R. Watson (D), like most of the representatives, has an Austin staff working on researching and drafting bills in the areas he is most interested in. His office mentioned a few bills already drafted; others are in process. First, Watson plans to introduce a bill that will protect injured students who participate in inter- scholastic programs. This bill will establish districts' liability for certain medical expenses incurred by students who suffer severe injuries in specific athletic activities. Another bill is in the works which would allow approved work experiences of vocational trades and industries teachers to be considered in lieu of or as equivalent to teaching experience in determining teaching appointments. A third bill is designed to ensure that the Justice of the Peace will be provided equipment by the county government, if necessary equipment is not already provided. A fourth bill will remove insurance penalties for speeding violations between 55 and 70 mph. House District 18 Rep. Ed Emmett (R) will take Joe Allen's seat in the House. "I plan to look seriously at no-fault insurance," Emmett said. "I will either introduce of co-sponsor legislation for competency testing in the schools, and I am interested in the areas of sexual assault laws and child abouse laws. "Since I am a freshman representative, the specific legislative areas in which I will make a push will be determined somewhat by the committee work I do. Transportation was the main focus of my campaign." House District 79 Rep. Ron Waters' (D) staff mentioned four bills of particular interest right now: An election reform package. One of Waters' main goals in this session will be to ensure a permanent proportional presidential primary bill. This might involve moving the date of the primary closer to the November election (e.g., from May to September), so that the campaign timespan—and possibly the expenses—would be lessened. A litter control bill. Based on the California and Washington state model litter control bills, Waters' bill would tax industries which contribute to the litter problem and use the tax revenues to pay for clean-up campaigns. A landlord-tenant bill that would provide a habitability warranty, that is, it would provide tenants with safe, clean, maintained living conditions, as well as legal recourse if these conditions are not met is another of Waters' interests. A "percent-for-art" bill would allocate up to two percent of a public building's construction cost for public art projects at or near the construction site. (continued on page 22) HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH DECEMBER/JANUARY 1979